Lil Man boycott
ROAD TENNIS’ big tournament could well be without its “Lil Man”.
Mark “Venom” Griffith’s road to yet another Massy United Insurance Clash of the Titans seems a smoother one now as rival Antonio “Lil Man” Daniel (below) looks to continue his holdout from Professional Road Tennis Association (PRTA) competitions.
The veteran 47-year-old shotmaker all but confirmed his absence from the sport’s most lucrative tournament – set to run from November 15 to 30 – after failing again to get a positive response from PRTA president Dale Clarke on appearance fees for the country’s top four players.
“I don’t think we should get half, a third or not even a quarter of the money they’re making but I can assure you that when players like me, ‘Venom’ and ‘Jackson’ are playing, then the crowds will come out and you’re charging at the door so I believe we should just get a little reward for that,” said Daniel. (JM)
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